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Terrapin Pumpkinfest - Terrapin Beer Company

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790 Ratings

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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 46
Gots: 81 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Although this is a pumpkin beer, it is a lager and therefore doesn't belong in the pumpkin ale category. Originally a Side Project, now a Fall seasonal in six-packs.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 10-06-2009)
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DNICE555, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Terrapin Pumpkinfest

Look: Orangeish hue with a bit of sediment. Soapy yellowish head forms and leaves lace.

Smell: Bready , biscuity smell with vanilla and pumpkin scents. A very pleasing and sweet smelling pumpkin lager.

Taste: Caramel, pumpkin and very light spices , mild hop bitterness, and leaves a vegetable aftertaste; definitely like fresh pumpkin. A little cinnamon and allspice. Pretty tasty brew but a bit tame.

Feel: Medium bodied, moderately low carbonation.

Overall: A decent pumpkin brew, interesting its a lager. Solid and from a beer geek standpoint, a pretty cool idea. Lacks the fullness of the its ale brethren.

Stinkypuss, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of shockrocker65
4/5  rDev +8.7%

shockrocker65, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of HumphreyLee
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

HumphreyLee, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of tjonesjr
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

tjonesjr, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Gatordaddy, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of doc17325
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

doc17325, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Chaney
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've been wanting to try this one for quite a while and I'm now taking the plunge. Observation: It seems that most of Terrapin's stuff sold in 4-packs is money!

A: Poured out clear as a bell, dark orange in color, and with a solid white foamy head with teeny tiny bubbles.

S: True to its title, I got pumpkin spices imbedded in a German mothball-like concoction. A Marzen, if you will.

T: I had problems with this one. I didn't like how this has all the makings of a pumpkin pie brew, but instead of getting the cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, etc., this was spoiled by the German malt additive.

M: The carbonation was fine, but this was far too hoppy to be a great pumpkin ale to my mind. Quite bitter indeed. The lacing left on the glass was ridiculous.

O: This was an interesting experiment, but it proved one thing to my mind: Don't mix pumpkin and Marzens... the ingredients just don't mesh well together.

Chaney, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice amber pour with 2 fingers of head. Best looking pumpkin ale I've had so far this year.
Smells of ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin pie.
holy crap this tastes like patchouli.. Lots of spices, floral.. Very nice very sweet.
medium body (on the lighter side), nice carbonation, slightly creamy on the lips - chalky on the roof.
as far as pumpkin beers go, this is the most unique do far this year. Very tasty.

facundoCNB, Oct 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

BeerForHokie, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

IPAFrankieH, Oct 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Gehrig13, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of jawneyt
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jawneyt, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Jason
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Rudy amber hue, clear, decent stickage

SMELL: Pie spice, light pumpkin meat, malty, faint caramel, sweet

TASTE: Very spicy, lots of pie spice, medium bodied, malty, hint of pumpkin, clean, slightly sweet, malty finish

Love the concept of taking an O-fest and a Pumpkin Ale and smashing them together. A good brew all around I just have a problem with the spicing upfront, needs to be dialed down a bit. A fun brew to quaff back.

Jason, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of SeriousALEment
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

SeriousALEment, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of tastybeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is auburn with a warm glow. Head is rather small and turns quickly to a bubbly ring. The beer itself is crispy clear. Aroma is pretty delightful. Full of delicious chewy spiced malts. Pumpkin aromas are fairly subtle. Taste is sweet and spicy. There's some lingering spiciness through the finish reminiscent of cayenne pepper. This is a perfect combo of Oktoberfest style meets pumpkin. This doesn't have the pumpkin pie filling thing going on (which is fantastic when done right), it is more of a spiced Oktoberfest with pumpkin nuances. Pumpkin pie like spicing comes through strongly though. Mouthfeel is entertaining. Dry and gritty with a smooth base. Medium body.

III like it!

tastybeer, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Beer21, Oct 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

ShakaShakaShaka, Oct 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Softestdog, Oct 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

ThomasAWilson2, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of JCB14
4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The head on this beer was about average with okay retention. The aroma was excellent with strong (but good) overtones of pumpkin pie spice. The beer had a great hop flavor that is often missing in this style. This is a beer that I would gladly have a second. In general a good beer for this style it was great.

JCB14, Oct 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

guinb, Oct 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

JohnK17, Oct 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

OriolesFan1008, Oct 08, 2012
Terrapin Pumpkinfest from Terrapin Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.